Para Armando / For Armando

No tengo las palabras necesarias para articular lo que siento hoy. Estoy atontada de tristeza y dolor. Escribo las torpes palabras que puedo para y sobre mi amigo Armando Vega Gil, mi amigo durante más de 30 años. Un amigo leal, generoso,  solidario, dispuesto siempre a echar la mano ahí donde se necesitaba. Un gran, … Continue reading Para Armando / For Armando

Ciudad doliente de Dios and Finding Blake, III and IV

The last two posts of my series for Finding Blake have been published. In them I keep on talking about Blake's influence in my life and work, and the writing of my novel Ciudad doliente de Dios (Doleful City of God), inspired in his Prophetic Poems. You can read them here: Ya se han publicado … Continue reading Ciudad doliente de Dios and Finding Blake, III and IV

More in Finding Blake,and René Char

The second post of my series for the Finding Blake blog can now be read in Ya puedes leer la segunda parte de mi serie de blogs para la página Finding Blake en Finding Blake. Doleful City of God And you can read a piece I wrote on René Char and poetry as dissidence for … Continue reading More in Finding Blake,and René Char

Ciudad doliente de Dios, and Finding Blake

At long last, my novel inspired on William Blake's Prophetic Poems, Ciudad doliente de Dios, which I started writing in 1997 and finished five years ago, has seen the light. It was released this week in Mexico by Alfaguara, a Penguin Random House imprint. You can read a comment on it in Alfaguara's blog: Langosta … Continue reading Ciudad doliente de Dios, and Finding Blake

Transmedia Borders

The British Council in Mexico has just published Transmedia Borders, an online project in which 12 poets, visual and sound artists from Mexico, the United Kingdom and the USA explore the themes of borders, displacement, migration and freedom in today's world. You can visit the project here: Transmedia Borders I contributed to the project a … Continue reading Transmedia Borders

11 de marzo / 11 March

Hoy parece casi primavera. Las tormentas de nieve (la luz, el silencio, la blancura) de hace algunos días parecen sueño. Algunos cerezos empiezan a florecer y asoman los narcisos. Ha sido un día de luz limpia y el mundo se muestra como celebración.  Luego vino la lluvia, gentil; ya no lluvia de invierno, sino la … Continue reading 11 de marzo / 11 March

Poemas – Sean O’Brien – Poems

You can find in the link below three poems by Sean O'Brien that I translated recently for Confabulario, the cultural supplement of Mexican newspaper El Universal. The original poems are included in his book The Beautiful Librarians, Picador, 2015: http://confabulario.eluniversal.com.mx/decimos-la-proxima-vez-nos-vamos-fuera/ En este enlace pueden leer tres poemas de Sean O'Brien que traduje recientemente para Confabulario, el suplemento cultural del diario mexicano El … Continue reading Poemas – Sean O’Brien – Poems

En México / In Mexico

Pronto estaré en la Ciudad de México, participando en la Feria del Libro del Zócalo. Las fechas de la misma tuvieron que recorrerse debido al terremoto del 19 de septiembre, pero sí se realizará, ahora del 12 al 22 de octubre. Es un esfuerzo enorme para los organizadores sacar adelante la FIL tras la terrible … Continue reading En México / In Mexico

Triratna calls for end of violence in Myanmar

Leaders of the Triratna Buddhist Order have just released a statement urging the government in Burma/Myanmar and the Buddhist population there to take steps to end the violence against, and displacement of, non-Buddhist minorities in the region. You can read the whole statement here: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/system/files/groups/files/burmastatement2017b.pdf#overlay-context=news/statement-against-buddhist-violence-burmamyanmar-0

Poems at Kensal Green Dissenters’ Chapel, and a workshop

On Wednesday 16 August several poets and I will be reading poetry at Kensal Green Dissenter's Chapel. The reading is part of the Worm Wood exhibition by Tereza Stehlikova and SJ Fowler. There will also be an audio installation performance. Doors open at 7 and the event is free. Please note that the door will … Continue reading Poems at Kensal Green Dissenters’ Chapel, and a workshop